As part of its new waste management program, North Grenville is starting a 90-day pilot program to allow for additional curbside collection for people who use diapers, as well as menstrual and incontinence products.
Councillor John Barclay says they decided to launch this initiative following feedback from residents.
“People who have these products, at least those who contacted me, were struggling with the fact that they had to hold onto them for two weeks rather than one,” Barclay said.
Since the new waste program has been in place, garbage collection in North Grenville has been bi-weekly, instead of every week.
Barclay says the pilot program will allow curbside pickup on a household’s alternate garbage week.
“If residents have garbage pickup on Week 1, then Week 2 they could register to have garbage pickup of their diapers or other products,” Barclay said. “So it’s to fill in that gap residents were experiencing and uncomfortable with.”
Once the program is running, Public Works staff will use the data from the collection to determine the success of the pilot program and report back to Council.
It will then be determined if the program will become a permanent special program.
The pilot program will launch on July 5, and residents who would like to take part are asked to pre-register no later than Friday, June 25.
If you’d like to register, contact the North Grenville Public Works Department.